David Harbor Professor of Geology

David Harbor

Science Addition 223
on leave Fall 2020


Ph.D. Earth Resources, 1990, Colorado State University, Advisor: Stanley A. Schumm
    Dissertation: Adjustment of alluvial river morphology and process to localized active tectonics
M.S. Geology, 1985, Pennsylvania State University, Advisor: Thomas W. Gardner
    Thesis: Hydrology of surface-mined land: A determination of minesoil control on infiltration capacity and runoff modeling of disturbed watersheds
B.A. Geology, with honors, 1981, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana


Soils and soil organic carbon, regenerative agriculture, river erosion and landscapes


Introductory Geology
GIS and Remote Sensing
Regenerative Agriculture
Glaciology and Glacial Geology

Selected Publications

Barnhart, WD, RD Gold, HN Shea, KE Peterson, RW Briggs, DJ Harbor,. 2019. Vertical Coseismic Offsets Derived from High‐Resolution Stereogrammetric DSM Differencing: The 2013 Baluchistan, Pakistan Earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB017107

Rahl, J.M., Harbor, D.J. and Galli C., 2018, Foreland basin record of uplift and exhumation of the Cordillera Oriental, northwest Argentina. Tectonics 37(11): 4173-4193. DOI:10.1029/2017TC004955

Wilkinson, C., Harbor, D.J., Helgans, E., and Kuehner, J.P., 2018, Plucking phenomena in nonuniform flow: Geosphere, v. 14, no. 4, p. 1– 15, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01623.1

Busch, J., Greer, L., Harbor, D., Wirth, K., Lescinsky, H., Curran, H.A. and de Beurs, K., 2016. Quantifying exceptionally large populations of Acropora spp. corals off Belize using sub-meter satellite imagery classification. Bulletin of Marine Science, 92(2), pp.265-283.DOI: 10.5343/bms.2015.1038

Pazzaglia, F. J., Carter, M., Berti, C., Counts, R., Hancock, G., Harbor, D., Harrison, R., Heller, M., Mahan, S., Malenda, H., McKeon, R., Nelson, M., Prince, P., Rittenour, T., Spotila, J., and Whittecar, R., 2015, Geomorphology, active tectonics, and landscape evolution in the Mid-Atlantic region: Field Guides, v. 40, p. 109-169., DOI: 10.1130/2015.0040(06)

Marshall, J., Barnhart, A., Butcher, A., Freimuth, C., Khaw, F., LaFromboise, E., Landeros,, M., Morrish, S., Olson, E., Ritzinger, B., Stewart, D., Utick, J., Wellington, K., Wenceslao, L., Gardner, T., Harbor, D., Osborn, S., 2015, Beachrock horizons of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: Geomorphology, petrology, and neotectonic significance, in Wang, P., Rosati, J.D., Cheng, J., (eds.), Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments (2015), v. 8, World Scientific, Singapore, p. 2984-3003. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814689977_0252

Garcez, R., Humston, R., Harbor, D., Freitas, C., 2014, Otolith geochemistry in young-of-the-year peacock bass Cichla temensis for investigating natal dispersal in the Rio Negro (Amazon - Brazil) river system, Ecology of Freshwater Fish, DOI: 10.1111/eff.12142

Val, P., Silva, C., Harbor, D., Morales, N., Amaral, F., and Maia, T., 2013, Erosion of an active fault scarp leads to drainage capture in the Amazon region, Brazil: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.3507